The Following OU Kosher Advisories and Alerts were released by the Orthodox Union's Kosher Division on the date indicated.
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Products: Black Truffle Rub; Parmesan Herb Corn Seasoning; Green Bean Casserole Kit; Truffled Mac & Cheese Mix with Sauce Mix; Taco Mac & Cheese Mix with Sauce Mix; Sriracha Mac & Cheese Mix with Sauce Mix; Garlic Pizza Crust Seasoning; Parmesan & Chile Flake Pizza Crust Seasoning; Parmesan Herb Rub; Truffle Rub; Classic Tuna Casserole Seasoning; Thanksgiving Root Veg Gratin Seasoning
Company: Williams-Sonoma San Fransisco, CA
Missing D – Dairy Designation
The Orthodox Union certifies the above listed Williams-Sonoma seasonings as OU D – Dairy products. These products contain dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredient and allergen statements. Some labels were printed with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Products: Jalapeno Cheddar Bean Chips
Company: The Good Bean, Inc. Berkeley CA
Kashruth Issue OU
The Good Bean Jalapeno Cheddar Bean Chips bearing the ‘best by’ date of April 1, 2016 mistakenly contains a non-certified additive and are being recalled from the marketplace. Product bearing the ‘best by’ date of April 2, 2016 and later are certified and acceptable when bearing the OU-D Dairy symbol.
Products: Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel
Company: Edward Marc, Pittsburg PA
Missing D – Dairy Designation
The Orthodox Union certifies Snappers Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated by the product name, the allergen and ingredient statements. Some packaging was printed with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Products: Raspberry Danish; Bear Claw Danish; Cheese Danish
Company: Kroger Cincinnnati OH
Missing D- Dairy designation
Van de Kamp’s Raspberry, Bear Claw and Cheese Danishes are certified by the Orthodox Union as OU D – Dairy products. These products contain dairy ingredients as indicated on the ingredient and allergen statements. Some labels were printed with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective action has been implemented.
Products: Oyster Flavored Sauce
Company: Guangdong PRB Bio-Tech Co., Ltd. China
The Orthodox Union does not certify any Pearl River Bridge sauces. A Pearl River Oyster Flavor Sauce is being sold in Moscow (and possibly elsewhere) with an unauthorized OU placed on a card that is attached to the product. Corrective action is being implemented.
Products: Brown Rice/Flaxseed & Marinara; Brown Rice/Flaxseed Mac & Cheese
Company: Simply Shari's, Thousand Oaks CA
The Orthodox Union does not certify Simply Shari’s Brown Rice/Flaxseed & Marinara and Brown Rice/Flaxseed Mac & Cheese. These products bear an unauthorized OU. Corrective action has been implemented.
Products: Black Current Grape Nectar
Company: Eurotem CJSC, Armenia
The Orthodox Union does not certify Noyan Black Current Grape Nectar. Some cartons were mistakenly labeled with an OU symbol. Corrective measures have been implemented.
Company: Non-Certified Osi's Kitchen, Las Vegas NV
A non-certified restaurant, Osi’s Kitchen, located at 4604 West Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas, printed a business card that includes the OU mark. The Orthodox Union does not certify Osi’s Kitchen. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Products: Salad Seasoning
Company: Clark Associates, Lancaster PA
The Orthodox Union does not certify Regal Spice Salad Seasoning. This product bears and unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Products: Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
Recent media reports stated that there is a new Parmigiano Reggiano cheese made with kosher animal rennet which will be recognized as kosher by the Orthodox Union.
These reports are inaccurate. The Orthodox Union reviewed the kosher status of animal rennet and determined that currently there is no animal rennet that meets OU kosher standards for the production of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses made with animal rennet are, therefore, NOT considered kosher by the OU.